Global Data Consultants

Information Security Specialist

4 weeks ago
Job ID
Alex McCurn


Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career in the world of Information Security? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Information Security Specialist in the Harrisburg, PA area.



Position Overview

The Information Security Specialist will support the Information Security Risk Management program within the Chief Information Security Office. This position will conduct risk assessments on information systems, IT infrastructure, and processes in accordance with established regulations and organization standards/policies.  The Information Security Specialist will identify and document control gaps in the information systems environment by reviewing assessment results, recommending corrective action, tracking remediation, evaluating standards/policy exceptions and regularly report on the information security posture of the organization. This position will also perform a variety of internal audits of access controls, Information Security procedures and other IT procedures.


  • Coordinate Information Security and control assessments, and leverage expertise, industry best practice, corporate policies/standards and federal/state regulations to evaluate security and control effectiveness.
  • Conduct risk analyses, evaluations and report assessment findings on information assets and processes as it pertains to the organization's Risk Management program.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining an audit and compliance program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, best practices and company policies.
  • Information Security Awareness:  Prepare, schedule, and present Information Security awareness briefings to systems managers, custodians, and users.  Act as a focal point for dissemination of Information Security information through all forms of media.
  • Provide reporting and metrics that ensure the quality of the Risk Management program services are meeting business objectives.
  • Manage vendor security assessment reviews to enable informed decision making related to third party engagements.
  • Initiate Risk Acceptance forms for policy or control deviations and identify mitigating controls.
  • Use GRC and other desktop tools to conduct risk assessments and support various activities, initiatives, and projects.
  • Review and update policies in support of IT Security practices and ensures alignment with federal, state and organization's regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science, or related fields and three+ years of IT audit experience
  • Professional license (e.g, CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP) preferred and any combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Advanced experience, including but not limited to, auditing a variety of IT systems including Microsoft Windows, web-based activities, database operations, and technical operations.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of an organization's information technology infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and assimilate business and IT processes.
  • Sound business perspective and business judgment; understanding of the industry and related business risks; knowledge of business processes.
  • Independence and objectivity; executive-level interpersonal skills; management and leadership skills; political savvy; sound judgment personal strength; personal independence; integrity; flexibility.
  • Excellent analytical, decision making, and time management skills.
  • Mature planning, organizing and directing skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and influence change at the highest levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Possesses advanced problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at one time.
  • Proven ability to meet established milestone due dates, self-imposed or otherwise.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

What We Do

GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

What Makes GDC Different:

Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

Why Work for GDC?

  • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
  • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
  • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
  • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

Equal Opportunity Workplace:

GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


Visit our Career Center for the latest employment opportunities.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.